Writer urges students: ‘read and persevere’

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. Every Monday night since January, 10 students have met for class in the Coulter building on Western Carolina University’s campus. They read stories, write and present on contemporary work—all while learning from one of America’s towering professional writers: WCU professor and Jackson County resident Ron Rash. […]

Time for poetry and prose… and beautiful words

Each year, for the past 14 years, Western Carolina University has held an annual Spring Literary Festival to reflect WCU’s commitment to providing the best humanities education possible for its students and to bring the best of the arts to the heart of the WNC Mountains. The Festival is a 4-day long event where both established […]

Ron Rash discusses “Serena”

Ron Rash, Western Carolina University professor and author of The New York Times bestseller “Serena”, sat down to talk about the success of his book. He gave insight on how he writes a novel, what his inspiration for the novel was and what his next steps will be. View the full report by Rebecca Romo […]

Auditions for ‘Echoes’: Picking the right talent

“Echoes of the Cotton Club” was a live radio broadcast at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center for one night only on April 24, but just as any play it it takes long preparations and practice. And it all starts with the auditions. The Western Carolina Journalist followed a few of the […]

Echoes of the Cotton Club to hold auditions tomorrow

From WCU News Open auditions for or the speaking roles in the radio cast The Echoes of the Cotton Club spring radio show recreation at Western Carolina University will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 22 in room 216 of Breese Gym. 17 roles are being cast by Director Steve Carlisle including […]